Rep. Green wins Galveston Bay Foundation’s “Guardian of the Bay” Award
Houston – On October 2, 2012, the Galveston Bay Foundation recognized Congressman Gene Green with their annual “Guardian of the Bay” award at the Guardian of the Bay Award Luncheon at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston.
The annual award honors three individuals or companies who have shown leadership in their efforts and commitment to preserving and enhancing the Galveston Bay. Congressman Green was recognized for his leadership in progressing the cleanup of the San Jacinto Waste Pits.
“It’s a great honor to receive the 2012 ‘Guardian of the Bay’ award,” said Rep. Green. “Having grown up in Houston, I want to make sure that our great city and resources can be enjoyed by generations to come. Part of that effort is cleaning up the San Jacinto Waste Pits.”
The 2012 award recipients were Kirby Corporation for Industry efforts, Cynthia and Don Stevenson for Community efforts, and Congressman Gene Green for Government efforts.
The Honorable James A. Baker, III, who served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Reagan’s administration and Secretary of State under President George H. W. Bush’s administration, was the luncheon’s keynote speaker.
Photo: Shown left to right: Bob Stokes, President of the Galveston Bay Foundation, Congressman Gene Green, and George A. Pontikes, Jr, Chairman of the Galveston Bay Foundation Board of Trustees.